James Lewis Brooks

Born: Wed., Jun. 16, 1937
Died: Fri., Sep. 1, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 06, 2017
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Sep. 06, 2017
Location: McCommons Chapel

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James Lewis Brooks of Atlanta and Greensboro, Georgia died on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the age of 80 at Vistas Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia. He was born June 16, 1937 in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of the late Lovejoy Brooks and Mattie Tripp Brooks. He was a graduate of F. T. Corry High School and completed a program of study in business at Dartmouth College of Business.   He went on to establish a successful career in Mechanical Construction and ran Don-Sie Contracting Co., Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia where he completed construction jobs for numerous major companies all over Georgia and America. James married the former Virginia Jones on August 8, 1965 at the First Corinth Baptist Church in Atlanta. They recently celebrated their fifty-second anniversary.  James served on the Board of Directors for Lake Oconee Academy in Greensboro.  Beloved and esteemed by all who had the privilege of knowing him, he was very community minded and very generous to all.  James was a member of the Moore’s Chapel Baptist Church in Greensboro.

In addition to his wife, Virginia Jones Brooks, he is survived by his godson, Captain Miller Johnson, grandchild, Brittney Mathis; goddaughter, Candice Long; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the McCommons Funeral Home Chapel, 109 W. Broad Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Rev. Danny Walker officiating. Interment will follow in the Moore’s Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery, 3171 Carey Station Road, Greensboro, GA 30642. Serving as pallbearers are Miller Johnson, John Long, Robert Motley, Mark Lipscomb, Charles McDade, William Nesbitt and Robert Johnson. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Funeral Home. A repast will be held at Grace Fellowship Church, 1971 South Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 at 1:00 p.m. Donations  may be made to the James Brooks Scholarship c/o Lake Oconee Academy, 1021 Titan Circle, Greensboro, GA 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Rabun and Kay Neal
   Posted Sat September 02, 2017

We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Rabun and Kay

Cliff Corbett
   Posted Sat September 02, 2017
Mrs. B, my sincere condolences are with you. When I spoke with you and Mr. James a few weeks ago I felt like something wasn't exactly right. We will talk soon. You are definitely in my prayers.

Pat Hobgood
   Posted Mon September 04, 2017


Our Sincere Love and Sympathy from the Hobgood family Pat,Glen, and Gina, Mrs. Brooks we will think of you often.

Janice Fairburn
   Posted Tue September 05, 2017
Virginia, my sincerest prayers are with you. James will certainly be missed by all who knew him. He was definitely a person who cared about others.
Love & blessings,
Janice Fairburn

William and Evoyn Nesbit
   Posted Tue September 05, 2017
At times like these, man is helpless...It is ONLY God who can ease the pain. So lean on Him and you will never walk alone. For life is eternal, love is immortal, death is only a horizon...and a horizon is nothing but the limit of our earthly sight.

Jane Erickson
   Posted Wed September 06, 2017
My dear Virginia, I send you love. No one ever had better neighbors than I did on Planters Trail. You and James reached out, put your arms around me, and gave me strength through an ugly nightmare years ago and have kept in touch since. Oh, how I wish I could hug you. At 90, and without wheels, I am a bit home bound. However, Virginia, no matter how sad the day, I must smile. Because, knowing James, I imagine that he has already found a project beyond those pearly gates. I'd wager that he is heading up some sort of construction to make even heaven a better place. He could never just sit and watch.

Steve and Cindy Baker
   Posted Wed September 06, 2017
Dear Virginia, we were so sad to hear the news about James but at the same time glad he is no longer in pain!! We really loved the time we got to spend with y'all and loved to kid James about getting us some tickets to the Next Lionel Richie concert. He always said he was getting us some to the next one to be ready.
Virginia we will keep you in our prayers and will always think about James every time we hear a Lionel Richie song. He was a wonderful man!!!

LaVerne Ogletree
   Posted Wed September 06, 2017
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
God Bless you.

Chernique Conyers
   Posted Thu September 07, 2017
Just going through the newspaper and I saw this...... I believe in God truly I do, but sometimes you have some of those who you don't talk to often but they come across your mind in thoughts - I just believed this man would NEVER die. Growing up he was so full of life. He was always talking and joking, how well do I remember my childhood as he called my house with his aggravating conversations. I hate that I found out this way, I pray for his wife, Virginia and the rest of the family. You have my sincere condolences. Nikki